The idea of sugar cookie taste testing doesn’t sound all that appetizing, but then again neither does a sugar buzz, so I hope you’re game! The purpose of this blog post is to show you how to make an amazing sugar cookie taste-test with 3 Keto sweeteners, in order to help you decide which one is the best for your keto lifestyle.

If you’re looking for a quick way to kick your body’s sugar metabolism into high gear, a good way to do it is to incorporate some high fat foods. This is one of the best ways to build and maintain muscle mass as well as jump-start fat loss.

Let the taste test of cookie baking begin!

After making keto sugar cookies, I wondered which low-carb sugar substitute was best for making sweets. There are so many alternative sweeteners these days that it can be confusing.

I decided to try 3 popular keto approved sugar substitutes to see which works best for baking cookies.

Don’t forget to check out our sweetener conversion chart for keto recipes. We even print for free!

So let’s get to work! I used my basic sugar cookie recipe, just swapped out the sugar. I was very surprised by the results, as I didn’t expect the substitution of one ingredient to make such a big difference.

offers: 24 SERVICE

Preparation time : 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES.

Cooking time : 8 MINUTES

Total time : 1 HOUR 23 MINUTES

The best sugar cookies to help you choose keto friendly alternatives to sweeteners.

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup alternate substance or more*
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Teelöffel Mandelextrakt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup of flour am
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.


In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter, cream cheese and alternative sweetener* until smooth. Add the egg and extracts and mix on high speed until the mixture is frothy.

*3 alternative sweeteners we tested, see notes below the recipe.


Put the remaining dry ingredients in a bowl and stir over low heat.


Form the sponge dough into a large ball and cover with cling film.  Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.


Once chilled, remove from the refrigerator and use a cookie cutter to cut about 1-2 balls out of the dough.  Place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Since these cookies don’t get flat like the others, I dip a flat-bottomed cup in water and squeeze the cookies (if you don’t do this, you’ll get spherical cookies).


Bake for about 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Do not remove the cookies from the baking sheet until they have cooled completely. It takes about 10 minutes to cool down.

Operation: 24, Portion size: 1
Quantity per serving:
77 calories | 6 fats | 4 total carbohydrates | 1 fibre | 1 sugar alcohol | 2 protein | 2 net carbs

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Keto sugar cookies baked with Swerve grains

Personally, I’m a big fan of Swerve because I think it’s very similar to regular sugar. I left the rest unchanged to get a fair result. The verdict? These sugar cookies came out looking like a perfect old cookie – the taste reminded me of grandma’s cookies! I also didn’t get an icy aftertaste like some people have with Swerve.

Keto sugar cookies baked with monk fruit

Monk fruit has a more subtle sweetness and I don’t think it’s as strong as Swerve. I should have added a little more than the 1:1 ratio, but I liked the sweetness of the cookies. Thanks to the use of Lakanto Monkfruit sweetener, this cookie was the softest of the three, although I felt more almond flour in this one than in the others.

In total, I would add another 1/4 cup of Monkfruit to the 1/2 cup in the original recipe.

Baked keto sugar cookies with mashed potatoes

For my last cookie, I was curious about this alternative to sugar, as I was not yet familiar with Pyure, which is made from erythritol and stevia leaf extract. When it was put in the bowl, it was very powdery and had a strong smell. The cookies seemed fine, as the color and texture were very similar to the first Swerve cookie, but this cookie had a cooling aftertaste that I didn’t like.

So what was the winner for me?

Swerve grains!

I could eat these cookies all day, but I have to say my favorite alternative sweetener was Swerve. In my experience, it behaves like regular cane sugar and has the wonderful taste and texture of a classic sugar cookie.

Try this recipe with your favorite sweetener and tell me what you think.

Also check out these other keto biscuit recipes!

Frequently Asked Questions

Which keto sweetener tastes most like sugar?

The most common keto sweeteners are erythritol, monk fruit, and stevia.

What sweetener is best for keto baking?

The best sweetener for keto baking is erythritol.

What sweeteners will kick you out of ketosis?

The following sweeteners will kick you out of ketosis: Aspartame Acesulfame-K Saccharin Sucralose Stevia Xylitol What are the best keto-friendly sweeteners? The following sweeteners are considered keto-friendly: Stevia Xylitol Erythritol Maltitol Isomalt

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